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An Humble Address and Earnest Appeal to Those Respectable Personages in Great-Britain and Ireland

Who, by Their Great and Permanent Interest in Landed Property, Their Liberal Education, Elevated Rank, and Enlarged Views, Are the Ablest to Judge, and the Fittest to Decide, Whether a Connection with, Or a Separation from the Continental Colonies of America, Be Most for the National Advantage, and the Lasting Benefit of These Kingdoms

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Author: Josiah Tucker
Published: 1775
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,101 / 76 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45.3
LoC Category: JC
Downloads: 1,324
Added to site: 2010.05.28
mnybks.net#: 27941
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Politics, Essays
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y at present towards establishing a general Belief of the Fact, (which is the only Point here contended for;) and we must leave to Time, that great Discoverer of political Machinations, to unravel the rest.

Wherefore, 2dly. Let it be observed, that the History of this very Country furnishes us with striking Examples in Confirmation of the above Assertion. Particularly during the memorable Reigns of CHARLES the Second, and WILLIAM the Third, that is, just before, and just after the Revolution, there were many venal Englishmen, both in the Senate and out of it, the Pensioners of France; who, to be sure, meant nothing by what they said or did on these Occasions, and for such Pay, but the Good of their dear bleeding Country; who therefore stormed and thundered, speechified and harangued, printed and published out of pure, disinterested Zeal for the Welfare of poor, old England!

Hence therefore I infer, 3dly, That the like may happen again, or rather has happened already, u

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